Dirty dancing with Dirty Jobs…

Follow your passion, follow the crowd or run opposite direction to discover incredible deposits of possibilities.  

I always thought, that once I get my degree and high level job I will be happy.

Nothing further from the truth. Recently we were discussing with few colleagues, jobs we all did while studying. Serving food, delivering or sorting post, cleaning streets or houses, taking care of kids, working in the factories, or working physically against the weather conditions etc.. To be honest even though those jobs were ”below our level” due to our aspirations, future education, and the society views, I have to admit looking back all of us were happy. 

The people who do the hard, physical, manual jobs are the most amazing people, with great sens of humor and the most important with the highest sens of community.

Watching the episodes of the ”Dirty Jobs” and listening to Mike Rowe Ted presentation, I must say that, he together with all the hard workers, are the best teachers and coaches for all of us. 

What makes one do the job, for others unimagined? What makes you to wake up every morning to do your job? Do we all need to do the same jobs? In the world where unemployment is higher everyday, having only one option will be terrifying. Regardless of our aspiration, our education, our experience and regardless of expectations of others, we are able to do anything and everything.

Meaning even though there is an unemployment, you can find a job to pay your bill. You only need to find out, if you are prepare to do the job.

Further Reading:

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Does the great job exist…?

The rising unemployment and connected with it difficulty of finding any job, made me wondering if the dream, great, perfect job really exist. There is probably one.

However the dream job, great career option for one may not be so appealing for others. What are one real dreams, desires, needs and wants? Do we make time to reflect what is really important in your life.

What really define you, and you and you… 

Larry Smith in his Ted presentation, perfectly shows the human nature of wanting something and than immediately creating dozens of excuses why we are not able to achieve it.


Further Reading:

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Dream Job of Olga Mecking

I know Olga for a few months now through Upward Spiral Group, however even though we are both in The Hague we have not had a chance to meet face to face yet. Though we are already exchange lots of nice chit chats:) It is always great to meet like minded person.

Name:               Olga Mecking

Country/City:      Rijswijk, the Netherlands    Olga

What is your dream?

My dream is to be paid for the work I am doing, or to get a job offer because of it…. and at the same time, to have enough time and peace of mind to raise my children.

What is my dream job?

I think it’s what I do now: blogging, writing, giving trainings in intercultural communication, translating and being a Stay-at-home mom to my three children. I would love to have a good balance between work, family and myself.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

That’s a tough one. I would love to be paid for my work. I do get some earnings, but they are very low and I would love to get paid more. This would require a lot of work on my blog, building an audience, writing great content, and finding a good design for my website, www.europeanmama.eu .

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Give it a try! Know when to pursuit your goal at al costs, and know when to start something else. Never stop learning!

Who are you?

I am a Polish woman living in the Netherlands with my German husband and three children. I am passionate about multilcultural, raising multilingual children and all things related to culture in general. I lived in Poland, Germany, Canada and now live in the Netherlands where I am (most of the time) a mom to my children, and sometimes provide trainings in intercultural communication, translation projects (Polish, German and English), and I also have a blog where I share my insights about all the things I care about: www.europeanmama.eu

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